Monday, March 25, 2013
Services are Monday for Snorton, 92, who was a long-time resident of Kirkwood.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) On Tuesday, March 19, 2013, University City resident Herman B. Snorton, 92, died. Snorton was a long-time resident of Kirkwood. Snorton graduated from Lincoln Douglas High School in Indiana in 1937. In 1941, he worked at Seger Sunbeam War Plant to make bullets for the Navy. He married Elmeda Vinson (deceased) Dec. 16, 1945. There was one child (Alan) from this union. He then worked as a Janitor for Biggs who built car bodies for Chrysler. Chrysler bought Briggs and moved the plant to St. Louis and Herman and Elmeda moved to St. Louis. He held various positions at Chrysler including stockroom clerk, stock checker, caustic tank operator and maintenance painting. He retired …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Dark founded a scholarship fund for seniors graduating from Kirkwood High School, was a founding member of the Kirkwood Farmers' Market and was active in the restoration of Mudd's Grove.
Saturday, January 12
Obituary provided by Bopp Chapel. Family Dark, Carol Jayne Reaves August 8th, 1936 - January 3, 2013 Carol passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years; Richard William Dark; her son Richard Garner Dark ( Nancy ) and their daughters Alexandra, Sydney and Grace; Daughter Diane Dark and her son Mark Brinley Lewis, Jr.; and son Steven ( Kristin ) and their sons Zane, Ethan, Noah and Will. Also the dear daughter of the late Dr. Lowry Donald Reaves and Bonny Swam Garner; stepdaughter of the late Elma Reaves; and sister of the late Diane Reaves London. Legacy Carol graduated from Clayton High School in 1954 and studied theatre at UCLA. She was a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Ferguson, a varsity volleyball player and sophomore at Mizzou, will be missed by family and teammates. A funeral service is set for Sunday.
The following obituary is provided by Bopp Chapel in Kirkwood: Emily N. Ferguson, Suddenly, Friday, December 7, 2012. Cherished daughter of Roy Ferguson and Susan (Randolph) Fauser; dear sister of Samuel Louis Ferguson and step sister of Kathryn and Alexander Fauser; loving granddaughter of Alberta Opel; dear niece, cousin, teammate and friend to many. Emily was a 2011 graduate of Kirkwood High School where she was a member of the Varsity Volleyball Team. She was currently attending the University of Missouri, Columbia. Funeral at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 7148 Forsyth Blvd, University City, Sunday, December 16th, 7 PM. Interment private. Memorials preferred to Eliot Chapel Nursery School or Mothers Against Drunk Driving. …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Visitation and service for Gordon "Hartley" Carlson will be held Friday.
The following obituary was provided by Bopp Chapel in Kirkwood. Legacy Gordon “Hartley” Carlson Longtime Kirkwood resident, Hartley Carlson died Oct. 30, 2012 at St. John's Mercy Hospital. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, followed by a service at 11:30 a.m. at Central Presbyterian Church, 7700 Davis Dr., Clayton, MO. Interment will be at 1:30 p.m. at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Hartley was born April 15, 1924 in Chicago, IL. He graduated from Lane Technical High School, Chicago, and the Illinois Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Business and Economics. He served in the Eighth Army Air Corps during World War II as a Flight Engineer on B-24 Bombers earning the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medals among others…
Sunday, October 28, 2012
A longtime resident of Kirkwood, Linsley played guitar in his church's praise band for more than 10 years, first at First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood and then at Kirkwood United Methodist Church.
The following obituary was provided by Bopp Chapel in Kirkwood. Thomas M Linsley lost his short but valiant battle with cancer on Oct. 21. He was born August 2, 1955 in St. Charles and grew up in Medora, IL. He is a 1973 graduate of Southwestern High School in Piasa, IL. He has lived in Kirkwood since 1987. He is survived by his wife of 34 years Diana (nee Dublo) and daughter Kaitlin “Katie” Linsley: his mother Margaret Linsley of Jerseyville Il. Two sisters Kathy Linsley of San Antonio TX, Nancy Linsley of Chicago: Two brothers Keith (Christy) Linsley of Mooreland, OK and Mike Linsley of Indianapolis, He was the brother-in-law to Charles (Debbie) Dublo of Bunker Hill Il. and uncle to nine nieces and nephews. His father Ralph Linsley …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Visitation is Tuesday with a funeral service Wednesday for the former school resource officer for Kirkwood High School and veteran of the Kirkwood Police Department.
The following obituary was provided by Bopp Chapel. Michael S. Bales Sept. 15, 1966 – Oct. 19, 2012 Bales, Michael on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. Beloved husband of Teri Bales (nee Doss). Dear son of Bill and Barb Bales. Loving brother of Bill (Jen) and Jodi (Mike) Fitzgerald. Dear grandson of Lori Machland. Mike was an 18-year employee of the Kirkwood Police Department, including nine years as an school resource officer (SRO) for Kirkwood High School. From 2008-2011 Mike was the director of safety and security for the Kirkwood School District. Funeral Service Wednesday 10:30 a.m. at Bopp Chapel. Interment private. Memorial contributions preferred to Backstoppers, Kirkwood School District Foundation or Humane Society of MO. Visitation Tuesday 3…
Monday, September 17, 2012
Nolan Edward Hansen served in World War II before teaching at Kirkwood High School for many years.
Nolan Edward Hansen died peacefully in Austin, TX, on Sept. 10. He was born in St. Louis on August 12, 1926. He graduated from Maplewood High School, and earned degrees from St. Louis University and the University of Missouri-Columbia. After serving with the U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Division during World War II, he returned to St. Louis and taught for many years at Kirkwood High School. A service was held in Austin, on Sept. 14. Read the rest of the obituary in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
One of the original 101st "Screaming Eagles," Almeida jumped in D-Day, Operation Market Garden and The Battle of the Bulge. He moved to Glendale in 2007.
The following obituary was provided by Bopp Chapel. Almeida, Amos Joseph, one of the original 101st Screaming Eagles, passed away at the Missouri Veteran’s Home in the Bellefontaine Neighbors on Friday, Aug. 31. He was 90 years old. Born in Somis, CA, a small farming town north of Los Angeles to Mexican immigrants Luis and Teresa Almeida on Dec. 28, 1921, he was the oldest of 12 children. He also had three older half-siblings. Amos quit school in the ninth grade to help support the family and joined the U.S. Army in 1942, volunteering to become a paratrooper for the extra $50 monthly “jump pay” to send home to his mother. Amos jumped into Normandy on D-Day and also jumped in Holland for Operation Market Garden then off to a brutal winter …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
For more than 20 years, Marilyn M. Williams introduced children to the wonders of art and nature at Eliot Chapel Nursery School in Kirkwood.
Marilyn Morgan Williams, 85, a 52-year resident of Brentwood, was reunited with her parents, the late Clyde and Verna Morgan, on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012. She is survived by her son, Barrett, daughters Susan Williams and Julia Schlegel, and grandchildren Atticus and Adia Schlegel. Mrs. Williams, a 1948 graduate of Washington University’s School of Art, was a teacher, artist, and poet. She was among the first teachers hired in 1965 for the new federal Head Start program and was assigned to Valley Park. She later taught nursery school at Eliot Chapel in Kirkwood from 1974 to 1995, where she introduced hundreds of children to the wonders of art and nature. She was an accomplished artist and poet, and a longtime member of the St. Louis Poetry…
Thursday, July 19, 2012
John Thomas Tucker, Jr., of Kirkwood, died suddenly of natural causes Monday.
The following obituary was provided by Bopp Chapel. Tucker, John T., Jr. 51, of Kirkwood, died suddenly of natural causes on July 16, 2012. He was born in St. Louis on Sept. 26, 1960. He graduated from Christian Brothers College High School in 1979 and went on to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years, earning the rank of Lance Corporal. He was stationed in Twentynine Palms, CA, and then MCAS Kaneohe, HI, with the First Marine Brigade; he was deployed twice to Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. John then attended Parks College, where he became a licensed A&P mechanic. He worked for various general aviation service firms in St. Louis until he formed his own business as a self-employed contractor. On April 29, 1988, he married his …